The Leuven Institute for Research in Information Systems (LIRIS), founded in 1987, coordinates research in the area of information technology and management in organizations. This research embodies: fundamental issues of information systems in organizations (dealing with concepts, models, generic methods, tools and techniques), applied research (relating general research results to specific problems and application areas), and research on the use and implications of information systems throughout society.
In the Master of Business and Information Systems Engineering programme students are trained in both business management as well as Information Systems in an international context.
The programme is intended for holders of an academic Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in business economics with a substantial quantitative, technological and IT component, or an academic Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a strong quantitative and/or technological focus and with sufficient knowledge of business economics and management science.
The Master of Science in Information Management (MINFM) offers you advanced, non -technical training in information management. The emphasis is on the efficient and effective application and management of IT in various business contexts such as finance, marketing, HR, production, and logistics. The programme provides basic training in technology as well as in-depth insights into specific management issues. This will help you develop the skills you need to analyse information needs, design and manage information systems, and fine-tune an IT strategy that fits in with the overall business strategy. The key focus is on the preliminary design needed to develop and set up an information system. In completing your master’s thesis, you can apply the acquired skills within a specific business context. Finally, a wide range of electives enables you to either explore specific areas in greater depth or gain a broader understanding through a multidisciplinary approach.